Just in case you’re looking for a taste of home while off-peninsula:
ITTO’S TAPAS 2 ON CAPITOL HILL: Exactly two years after opening on the north edge of The Junction, Itto’s Tapas launches a second location on Capitol Hill tomorrow. They’ve taken over the former Toscana Pizzeria location at 601 Summit Ave. E. General manager Devrim Øzkan tells WSB, “Our first location in West Seattle has been fortunate to share so many wonderful experiences with it’s community through food and libations; we are hoping to make a similar mark in Capitol Hill. Our new location, unlike our spot in West Seattle, will be 21+.”
PIZZERIA 22 PROPRIETOR’S SODO PROJECT: Cary Kemp of Pizzeria 22 in The Admiral District says he’s been “hired as a consultant and executive chef to help create a New York style pizzeria in SODO that will feature a full Italian menu; it’s called Nine Pies Pizzeria and will be connected to the Nine Hats tasting room. It’s a beautiful restaurant and we plan to open the first of the year.” Address: 3861 1st Ave. S.